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The road network in Jamaica consists of almost 21,000 kilometres of roads, of which over 15,000 kilometres is paved. The numbering scheme used covers freeways, primary (or A) roads, secondary (or B) roads, parochial roads and unclassified roads.

Freeways

Starting in the late 1990s the Jamaican Government (in cooperation with private investors) embarked on the Highway 2000 project to create a system of freeways, the first such access-controlled roads of their kind on the island. The project seeks ultimately to link Kingston with Montego Bay and the north coast. It is being under taken as a series of phases:
  • Phase 1a was the 33 kilometre Kingston-Bushy Park highway (in actuality, Kingston-Sandy Bay) which was completed in 2003, and the upgrade of the Portmore Causeway, completed June 2006.
  • Phase 1b Sandy Bay-Williamsfield (for Mandeville).
  • Phase 2a Old Harbour-Ocho Rios.
  • Phase 2b Mandeville-Montego Bay.


On 2009-09-15 Jamaica's prime minister, Bruce Golding, announced to Parliament that Highway 2000 is to be renamed in honour of Usain Bolt.

A Roads

Designation From To Via Comments Length
A1 Kingstonmarker Luceamarker Spanish Townmarker - Bog Walkmarker - Linsteadmarker - Ewartonmarker - Moneaguemarker - Claremont - Saint Ann's Bay - Falmouthmarker - Montego Baymarker 151 miles
A2 Spanish Townmarker Savanna-la-Marmarker Old Harbourmarker - May Penmarker - Porusmarker - Mandevillemarker - Santa Cruzmarker - Black Rivermarker 96 miles
A3 Kingstonmarker Saint Ann's Bay Castleton - A4 junction west of Annotto Bay - Port Mariamarker - Oracabessa - Ocho Riosmarker 63 miles
A4 Kingstonmarker A3 junction west of Annotto Bay Morant Bay - Port Morantmarker - Golden Grove - Hectors Rivermarker - Manchioneal - Boston Bay - Port Antoniomarker - Hope Bay - Buff Bay Eastern Jamaica coast road.


B Roads

Designation From To Via Comments Length
B1 Cross Roads Buff Bay Newcastle
B2 Bog Walkmarker White Hall Riversdale - Troja - Richmondmarker - Highgate
B3 May Penmarker Brown's Townmarker
B4 Trout Hall Walderston Frankfieldmarker
B5 Shooters Hill Jackson Town Christiana - Albert Town
B6 Montpelier Shooters Hill Balaclavamarker - Maggotty - YS
B7 Shettlewood Baptist (A2 N of Black River) Happy Grove - Newmarket - Struie
B8 Ferris Corner (A2 E of Savanna-la-Mar) Reading (A1 W of Montego Bay) Whithorn - Shettlewood - Montpelier
B9 Luceamarker Savanna-la-Marmarker Frome
B10 Oxford Duncans Clark's Town
B11 Falmouthmarker Green Park (old A1 north of Claremont) Clarks Town - Jackson Town - Stewart Town - Brown's Townmarker
B12 Freetown (A2 E of May Pen} Toll Gate (A2 W of May Pen) Lionel Town Forms a rough semi circle S of May Pen, predominantly near the coast.
B13 Linsteadmarker Oracabessa Guys Hill - Gayle
B15 Montego Baymarker Falmouthmarker Adelphi - Wakefield - Martha Brae


Parochial Roads

Parochial roads are a local responsibility, being maintained by parish councils. They are too numerous to list individually.

Unclassified Roads

Unclassified roads are a local responsibility, being maintained by parish councils. They are too numerous to list individually

See also



Notes and references

Primary
  • Jamaica Road Map, General Drafting Company Inc., Esso Standard Oil SA Limited, 1967.
  • Jamaica Road Map. Rand McNally and Company, Texaco, 1972.


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